As the November elections loom, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is working to find an alternate voting station for Orthodox Jewish voters in the 73rd and 74th election districts in Brooklyn. The site was recently moved from a local public school to St. Agatha’s Church, due to concerns that the school could not accommodate all the voters. Hikind noted that many Jewish voters may be uncomfortable or prohibited religiously from voting in a church. According to the Election Law, a special ballot is allowed if it is against one’s “religious scruples to vote at a polling place located in a premises used for religious purposes.” Before the election for Civil Court Judge held on September 13th, Hikind arranged for special ballots at the Brooklyn Board of Elections. Hikind is currently working with the Board of Elections to find another location for the election in November.
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